A trucker and lawyer

A trucker and lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. The lawyer asks if he would like to play a fun game, but the trucker just wants to take a nap.

The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vice versa.” Again, he declines and tries to get some sleep.

The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Ok, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and if I don’t know an answer, I will pay you $500.00.” This catches the trucker’s attention and he agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question.


“What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” The trucker doesn’t say a word, reaches into his pocket, pulls out a $5.00 bill and hands it to the lawyer.

“Ok,” says the lawyer, “Your turn.”

So, the trucker asks, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?” The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop and searches all references. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Net and still can’t find the answer. Frustrated, he sends emails to all his friends and co-workers, to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the trucker, and hands him $500.00. The trucker says, “Thank you,” and turns back to get more sleep.

“Well,” exclaims the miffed lawyer, “What’s the answer????” Without a word, the trucker reaches into his pocket, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.